Alpha females lead the way

On the Radar — If you take a look through this week’s book pile, one thing will strike you. All the top books have a…

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Can you catch a shadow?

On the Radar — Apologies for complaining, if you live in a hot climate, but it’s been such a furnace in the UK this week…

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It all drops on 5 May

On the Radar — 5 May is a big date on the publishing calendar, with a range of big releases landing and plenty of smaller…

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Whole lotta history

On the Radar — Yes, we’ve got a whole lotta history for you today because, in addition to exciting new releases from Linwood Barclay, David…

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The Forsaken

Written by Ace Atkins — This crime thriller series featuring Sheriff Quinn Colson of Jericho, Mississippi has been widely praised for raising the standard in Southern crime…

Damned if You Do

Written by Michael Brandman — The late Robert B Parker will always be remembered for Spenser, the Boston PI who polled at number six in…

The Ranger

Written by Ace Atkins — Army Ranger Quinn Colson is coming home. Home from Iraq. Home from Afghanistan. Home to Jericho, Mississippi, and his uncle’s…

Mr Nice with a Score to settle

For this week’s book report we thought we’d fix ourselves firmly in the present – after four historical releases last week -and these new releases…

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In Pursuit of Spenser

Edited by Otto Penzler – In Pursuit of Spenser will certainly shed some light on its titular iconic PI. But Otto Penzler’s edited collection of…

Give me that Geiger counter!

On the radar – This week’s report is the direct result of us putting a long arm deep into the CFL mail bag and pulling…

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Lullaby

Written by Ace Atkins — For fans of hardboiled private eye fiction, Robert B Parker is an iconic name. Parker was a lifelong admirer of hardboiled…